Sustenance by Thea T


1 slice of watercolour wheel
A generous squeeze of acrylic paints
4 unpeeled oil pastels
A handful of multi-coloured dry pastels
A fresh bunch of compressed charcoal sticks
2 portions of eraser
A sprinkle of conte crayons
topped with a garnish of pencil shavings

(mix together ingredients with a generous dash of inspiration to create an artwork)

Was thinking of how art making is both an emotional & intellectual sustenance of sorts (well, for me at least) at which point this image popped into my head (although, I suspect that I may lose some points for my ‘plating up’ skills!)

Also, I have used one of my Mum’s original cornishware plates from the 70’s/80’s, one that I would have eaten many meals off of growing up, so it kind of has a double meaning for me.


  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldalmost 3 years ago


  • Lol!!! Thankyou Woolley :)

    – Thea T

  • Ina Mar
    Ina Maralmost 3 years ago

    some art supplies actually don’t taste bad…

  • Ummm…really?… just avoid the cadmium based ones!!!
    Now I’m wondering what condiments to combine them with…charcoal sticks dipped in guachamole perhaps?…or multi-coloured pastels served with a creamy hollandaise sauce? Haha ;)

    – Thea T

  • linaji
    linajialmost 3 years ago

    Ha!! What a beautiful Mind!

  • Hee, thanks Lina! :)))

    – Thea T

  • Mark Skay
    Mark Skayalmost 3 years ago

    wonderful concept and execution…. love the ingredient list. LOL ;)

  • Heheh, thanks Mark…much apprciated!

    – Thea T

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 3 years ago

    Great, I’m already hungry!!

  • Heehee, glad to hear it Maree…dig in! :)

    – Thea T

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 3 years ago

    So true!

  • Thankyou Cindy!!!

    – Thea T

  • greenstone
    greenstonealmost 3 years ago

    excellent work!!! fantastically composed! georgie

  • Thanks Georgie…glad you think so :)

    – Thea T

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsalmost 3 years ago

    yes yes yes Yummmy tooo!!1 great idea..PS no calories!!

  • Lol…yes, low in fat & sugar!!! Thanks Shylie :)

    – Thea T

  • FeeBeeDee
    FeeBeeDeeover 2 years ago

    Wonderful composition and concept!

  • Thankyou….much appreciated!

    – Thea T

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